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Old 01-07-2019, 09:06 PM   #51
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Re: *** blakkman08 2k19 goals and progress thread ***

hi

managed to not sleep great one more time to make it 4 nigths in a row. got the massage which was amazing as usual and on way home bought some herbal sleep tea, drank that then spent the following 4 hours tryign to nap unsuccessfully. wee

played out my day 2s today and played a smallish session startign at the back end of peaktime, played alright, made another day 2 so playing tomorrow. gonna make another one of these cups and do my shoulder exercizes now. c ya tomorrow
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:16 PM   #52
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Top 5 mtts that run daily with highest $ev?
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:08 AM   #53
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glgl

do you have a youtube video or something about your shoulder exercize?
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:53 AM   #54
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Eyemask does wonders for napping mid-day
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:56 PM   #55
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Can't miss this! Delayed...but for sure following!

GL*

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Old 01-08-2019, 08:29 PM   #56
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Top 5 mtts that run daily with highest $ev?
i mean by default has to be the highest buyin games that run that arent turbo/ hyper

given i dont currently play and dont really forsee myself playing any $1k+ buyin timbeys outside of series highest $ev for myself has to be:

$530 pko party (half rake)
$530 pko stars (reentry so on paper tougher field)

250€ highroller french stars
250€ highroller wina (reentry and 2€ more rake)

$215 pko party (half rake)

might be overestimating the rake effects on the stars vs party ones but feels like the extra 3% of buyin that doesnt go to rake should have a reasonable high effekt o overall roi. that said its close between these two always, i just prefer no reentries.

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glgl

do you have a youtube video or something about your shoulder exercize?
na all exercizes i do are from my physiotherapist

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Eyemask does wonders for napping mid-day
honestly i ve never managed to sleep with an eye mask so not sure this will work for me. thanks for the idea tho!
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Can't miss this! Delayed...but for sure following!

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oioi! thanks bud, best of luck to u as well!

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hi went to bed at precisely 3am last night. was unable to sleep until at least 4:30, then woke up at 8:07 am when gf left the house. usually i am about 65% to sleep through the sound the door makes so lost a race there, somehow after aboutan hour i managed to fall asleep again and sleep till about 1:30 pm. was massive success in that regard, normally being awake once means rip. so ya went grocery shopping cooked some food and got on the grind at 4:30 pm

honestly my focus levels were pretty low all day, but i m just happy i managed to have a productive day after waking at 8am. didnt run particularly well, couldnt capitalize on my day 2 which i started 5/85, lost every pot to bust around 25th and got 20th in the 530$ pko on stars for my first high stakes cash this year. sad bc i had a reasonably large stack 15 before the money. owell

probably taking tomorrow off and playing thursday as my last session of the week. maybe manage to squeeze a super late half session in tomorrow evening. peace
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:17 AM   #57
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Re: *** blakkman08 2k19 goals and progress thread ***

/t delivers as always, ultranice binks

have you tried smartsleep yet? For a handful of people this stuff actually works, helps with those ~5 hour nights
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:17 PM   #58
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heya no i havent but i may or may not have figured out one possible reason. last night i didnt play a session, i just chilled and skipped my shoulder workout as well late at night and managed to fall asleep with no issues.

so high blood pressure/ adrenaline may have been the issue. while i have not too many ways to prevent the adrenaline part if a session does last late into the night i can make sure not to do any sports just before sleep, so pushed my shoulder things into first thing after waking up instead now. not sure if i ll ply another session tonight, not really feeling it, also getting visited for about a week by a very good friend to grind together. so next week gonna be prettty strong volume wise, may even end up firing saturday, sunday and monday b2b2b. so still reasonable chance to get to 3.5 sessions this week.

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Old 01-10-2019, 08:23 PM   #59
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nice start of year, gl rest

about sleeping issues etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhrWvVSQBuA
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:55 PM   #60
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you should try watching asmr videos, that sh*t helps a lot to sleep like a baby.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:56 PM   #61
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thanks for the feedback, watched a chunk of the first vid and it resonated pretty hard with whats been going on for me so adjusted to getting up asap after i wake up and first thing doing my shoulder workout before everything else. been working reasonably nicely, so will keep it up

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good freind of mine came to visit today so we started day 1 of likely 5 back to back grinding days. gonna have a bunch of reviews at the start of the days as well. should be fun

session itself went pretty poorly today, got in 5.2k in buyins having started at 6pm which is amazing, managed a litttle daysaver :



but that doesnt cut it if u brick everything else.

got a day 2 on winamax tomorrow in a 250€ 6max timbey with 20k€ up top so gonna play slightly lower count tomorrow and focus on that. been a while since i won a magnum bottle of champagne
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:49 AM   #62
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good freind of mine came to visit today so we started day 1 of likely 5 back to back grinding days.
No. Beers on Tuesday

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Old 01-13-2019, 08:59 AM   #63
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Re: *** blakkman08 2k19 goals and progress thread ***

really nice start of the year. subb'd obv, gl today !
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:52 PM   #64
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No. Beers on Tuesday
ONE beer.

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really nice start of the year. subb'd obv, gl today !
thanks bud good luck to u too!

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had a pretty lame session. started pretty late as i intended to and really enjoyed that grind. gonna be doing the late grind on as many days as i can for the next 2 weeks for sure. but the session was lame because i had these finishes:



apart from the second from the top each of these had 15k+ up top. doesnt help that my friend ended up 7th in a timbey with 24k up top either. sometimes timbeys stink

good news is i made day 2 in the biggest mtt of the day which has somewhere around 250k for first so just gonna win that then fly into the tropics afterwards.

peace
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:53 AM   #65
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Re: *** blakkman08 2k19 goals and progress thread ***

Re sleep,

Your chief mechanism in fixing sleep pattern is light hitting your eyes which stimulates a bunch of non visual receptors that are wired straight to your nervous system -> major hormonal regulation and setting of circadian clock. Exercise is secondary.

Example here where male college students try to regulate sleep by,

1 - sitting outside for 30 mins at noon
2 - running indoors for 30 mins at noon
3 - running outdoors for 30 mins at noon
Control group does f all indoors, so average poker player



https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4241899/

It seems counter intuitive since 2 feels like a solid effort and 1 is too ez but that's how your monkey brain is wired.

Glhf and in for 2019 obv
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:01 AM   #66
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*** blakkman08 2k19 goals and progress thread ***

Forgot to do last weeks goal review so here goes

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[ ] gym 2x
Wasn’t even close to going once. Pretty tough nut to crack this one given I already have a physical exercise outlet in the next goal

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[ ] shoulder physio exercizes 5x (7 total)

Sadly only did 5.5. Half being one at 3am which skewed the count somewhat. Skipped one to make exercise after waking up a thing and had a day of complete nothing where I skipped. Shrug

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3x poker sessions
Played Sunday half session Monday full Tuesday and full Saturday for four total
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[X] 1 review
did this
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[X] mark 5+ hands per session
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[ ] set up pio on my now 1 year old pc (run isms on four hands ragged for a sim)
Didn’t touch my old pc, been a somewhat lazy week

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[ ] cook breakfast 4x, proper food 3x
made Pepper chicken, Spaghetti Bolognese and Chili von carne as main dishes. Had 6 breakfasts at home
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yup
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[X] set pre session goals for specific stats and mindfully follow through
Did and did a better job than week one of following through. Will reply to above post plus new goals later

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Old 01-14-2019, 10:12 AM   #67
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is the going outside thing as effective if you live in a northern country during winter, lots ofsnow, very cold and not a whole lot of sunlight
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:20 PM   #68
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Re: *** blakkman08 2k19 goals and progress thread ***

Salmo- thanks for that input, really makes a lot of sense. Gonna try and leave the house more often then haha

Xeno - I m obv complete noob but I imagine just getting fresh cold air into lungs is better than avoiding that altogether

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goals for third week of january

[ ] shoulder physio exercizes 7x

[ ] 4x poker sessions

[ ] 1 review

[ ] mark 5+ hands per session

[ ] set up pio on my now 1 year old pc (run isms on four hands ragged for a sim)

[ ] cook breakfast 4x, proper food 3x

[ ] set pre session goals for specific stats and mindfully follow through

Dropped the gym goal for now, happy doing daily upper body routine. Gonna try and add more muscle groups to my workout, it’s gotten a little stale but feels great to start the day with a little exercise still
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:24 PM   #69
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better session today, also had a 3rd a 2nd and an ft buubble in party's 109$ pko which woulda been nice to take home but hey, erased last night's losses and my buddy binked 9k€. cant wait tll he leaves so i can have my rungood back, this IP only supports one sunrunner and apparently i m a good host and stepped back while he s here

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Old 01-15-2019, 09:22 AM   #70
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is the going outside thing as effective if you live in a northern country during winter, lots ofsnow, very cold and not a whole lot of sunlight
It's linear, time x intensity, to a saturation point where the response just tapers off. This is a bit dense at first glance but it's all you need to know in one graph. And keep in mind direct sun is like 50-120k lux so if you have the luxury of direct sun for the day you'll run up that curve in a couple of mins.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiaBWkMX0AEI0dA.jpg

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cant wait tll he leaves so i can have my rungood back, this IP only supports one sunrunner
Hmmm I wonder where you got that joke from? I can't help but picture Linus going "wohoo!" as he makes yet another bink and you silently grabbing the router and walking out to find a new apartment.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:23 PM   #71
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:57 PM   #72
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hello there. time for weekly review

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[ ] shoulder physio exercizes 7x
think i did 6
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[X] 4x poker sessions
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[ ] 1 review
despite dat anon being here we somehow didnt review once. pretty weak showing there
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[X] mark 5+ hands per session
did mark but am yet to review them
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lol
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super happy with that one. ordered dinner twice got outside breakfast once, rest of my meals was self made
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set them i did but had quite severe concentration problems throughout this week. could be many reasons as to why that was the case but def gotta try to improve on that going forward. rpob played worse than my B-game in these 4 sessions

_______

so ya week overall was reasonably productive but def nothing to write home about. gonna play a smallish session tomrroow becasue at 6:30 am on monday i have a surgery wheere they will remove the two screws they put in there last time. should be a small procedure, not scheduled to spend even the afternoon in there so reasonably confident i ll at least be able to cook next week. not really going to set any goals until i get back on monday because no idea if i ll have a sling to wear/ be in any pain etc. have physio scheduled for wednesday and that is about everything i can say about next week.

oh yeah, had a daysaver today:

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Old 01-19-2019, 09:03 PM   #73
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Looks like a solid plan for 2019!
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:38 AM   #74
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Hola

Played a smallish Sunday session yday and made some profit but bittersweet

14th $215 pko party
9th $215 deepstack party
76th $215 Sunday warmup

Folded two flushes on f2t in the deepstack one correctly one almost definitely wrongly then busted in boring fashion. Was quite the eye opening session into what I need to work on in the next weeks and months. Found a pretty glaring explo leak that has gotten into my subconscious through playing low and midstakes vs brain dead people for too long.


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Am in hospital now waiting to get sliced open once again
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:01 AM   #75
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gl lad, you got this xxx
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